Neil Patrick Harris and Mike Tyson perform at the Tonys (Getty Images)
There is no doubt that Neil Patrick Harris stole the show at the Tony Awards on Sunday night … but his hilarious hosting gig is stirring up some controversy online.
A headline splashed across The Daily Mail on Monday morning questioned whether Harris said the "n-word" during his opening performance with Mike Tyson. The U.K. publication even posted the alleged lyrics:
"In tandem like we planned 'em, forgive me if it's random but Mike Tyson had a one man show let's give the man a hand/ And make things bigger, like bigger/ I'm here with Iron Mike Tyson he's a heavyweight yo/We're going bigger, is I his n***a."
However, Harris is now firing back at the allegations he said the "n word", tweeting on Monday:
A rep for Harris also responded to the Daily Mail article, saying: "Neil absolutely and unequivocally DID NOT use derogatory language in the opening number of the Tony Awards."
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